Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, a disabled journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 25 years.
He launched DNS in April 2009 to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people.
Since its launch, much of its funding has come from disability organisations that have subscribed to DNS. However, because of the continuing funding problems facing disabled-led organisations in the UK, DNS has had to seek alternative sources of funding.
For that reason, in 2018, DNS began to ask supporters to make voluntary financial contributions to support its work and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations.
You can do that here:
If you contribute at least £10 a month you can be added to the list of individual subscribers, which means – if you choose – DNS can email you a Word document containing all of the week’s news stories hours before they are published on the DNS website. If you would like to do this, just email John at [email protected]
Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by John Pring and has been ever since its launch in April 2009.
Thank you for anything you can do to support the continuing work of DNS.
You can also support the work of DNS by ordering copies of Longcare Survivors: The Biography of a Care Scandal, John Pring’s book on the Longcare abuse scandal, which was published in 2011.